Some do, some don't. It depends on the woman. Not every slim woman is happy with her figure.
I can only speak for myself...but when I was younger and I would complain about my weight sometimes (not that often), I definitely was not trying to fish for compliments. I was sincerely expressing the way I viewed myself. It wasn't about anybody else. It was about me.
I've noticed that in some instances women will interpret a thinner woman being critical of herself as somehow being critical of them. I'm not sure why, although I kind of understand. I hope that makes sense?
Some women can be really obnoxious and they pretend to dislike their bodies so that other people can tell them "you're not fat, you look great". Some girls just want attention by any means necessary. But I believe that women who actually do this for that purpose are in the minority. Anyway, it is
annoying. I see your point.
Like I stated in my earlier post, I love food. I agree with Josephine...if somebody doesn't enjoy food, I will probably wonder what the deal is but it doesn't really matter. Hey, more for me!
My body image is bad but I guess I've learned to recognize that when another woman does the whole "fat talk" bit, it really isn't about me. And if she chooses not to eat for whatever reason, that isn't about me either. Those are her
issues. I won't let it stop me from eating good food and enjoying it within moderation. I know that not everyone feels the same way so I'll leave it at that. Rebecca's friend is making it a bit more personal by projecting these issues onto other women, which is wrong.
The people I have a problem with are the ones who try to make others feel bad for enjoying food, as Rebecca's friend did with her comment about licking the plate. There is no shame in enjoying food or having a big appetite but because of the stereotypes about fat people (I'm just saying this as an example) being out of control when it comes to food, there are people who will try to make a person feel ashamed to eat.
Finishing my meal or eating a cheeseburger once in a while doesn't make me a disgusting pig...despite what some people have told me.